LIBANUS PRESS. GILI, Phillida. BUTLER, Samuel. ~ Quis Desiderio..?
Marlborough Libanus Press 1987
One of 475 copies. 3 wood engravings by Phillida Gili printed in sanguine. Printed in Monotype Bell on Amatruda paper, the cover paper is Fabriano Roma. Pp. . Small 8vo., [13.5 x 20.5 cms], russet paper wrappers, black titles to upper cover, lower edge uncut. Slightly creased at edges, touch of fading to spine, otherwise fine.
Samuel Butler’s digressive and eccentric essay recounting his visits to the British Museum and its lack of sloping desks – upon which he needs in order to write – and his subsequent use of a book as the required support.
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